Associate Fellow, Asia Programme
Michal Meidan
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Michal Meidan is an associate fellow with the Asia Programme at Chatham House. Her focus is on China’s politics and political economy, the Chinese energy sector, and Chinese foreign policies and the geopolitics of energy. She is the Asia analyst at Energy Aspects and a research associate at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Before joining Energy Aspects in 2016, she was the director and founder of China Matters, an independent consultancy focusing on the politics and geopolitics of the Chinese energy sector.


  • China’s politics and political economy
  • The Chinese energy sector
  • Chinese foreign policies and the geopolitics of energy 


2016 -Asia Analyst, Energy Aspects 
2014-16Director, China Matters – commercial research and advisory work on China
2010-14Senior Analyst, Asia, Eurasia Group
2005-10Head of energy and environment program, Asia Centre at Sciences-po
2007-09Lecturer, Hebrew University 
  • The Implications of China’s Energy-Import Boom, Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, vol. 56, June–July 2014, pp. 179-200
  • Business and Politics in China: The Oil Executive Reshuffle of 2011, with Erica Downs, China Security, no. 19, 2011
  • Shaping China’s energy policy: actors and processes, with Philip Andrews-Speed and Xin Ma, Journal of Contemporary China, Volume 18, Issue 61, 2009, pp. 591-616
  • Shaping China's Energy Security: the Inside Perspective (editor), Asia Centre, Paris 2008